In mathematics, there is always a need to read and interpret data. It is where the branch of statistics comes into play. Statistics is a type of mathematical analysis that utilizes quantified models along with synopses and representations. It allows gathering, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating data. Known as box plots, box and whisker diagrams, the box and whisker plots are one of the many ways of representing data. It is used to visually display the variation in a data set through a graphical method. It provides additional information in comparison to the usual histogram representation. It allows displaying multiple data sets on a single graph. These plots can effectively summarize data that is sourced from multiple places. It also makes a comparison of data of different categories easy, leading to effective decision making. Some examples where these plots are used include T-test scores comparison between classrooms, data comparison between pre- and post-process change, and data from two duplicate machines while manufacturing the same product. A box and whisker plot is a diagram that displays the median, quartiles, and extremes of a set of data on a number line to visually portray the distribution of the data.
In these worksheets, students will work with box and whisker plots. They will draw box and whisker sets for given data sets. They will read and interpret box and whisker plots. They will also answer questions by referring to box and whisker plots. Additional paper may be required. This set of worksheets contains step-by-step solutions to sample problems, both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Worksheets are provided at both the basic and intermediate skills levels. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to draw, read, and interpret box and whisker plots. These worksheets explain how to draw, read, and interpret box and whisker plots. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.